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Natural History Museum of Utah

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Address: 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone Number: +1 801-581-6927
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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As the Utah state museum of natural history, this top attraction provides...

As the Utah state museum of natural history, this top attraction provides an introduction to the science in Utah's remarkable landscape! With engaging exhibits and over 5,000 artifacts on display, the Museum features Utah's paleontology discoveries, fascinating gems and minerals found world-wide, preserved artifacts from Utah's prehistoric peoples, and stories told by the five Native nations that lie within the state's boundaries.

Journey to the top of a three-story indoor Canyon. Wander through Utah's dinosaurs and animal life. Interact with earthquakes, erosion, and our Digital Globe to discover how the earth's surface and the Great Salt Lake have changed over time. Enjoy breath-taking views from our observatory deck. Hike the Bonneville Shoreline trail. Experience natural history as only Utah can reveal it. Enjoy beverages, lunch or a snack at the Museum Cafe. Shop the Museum Store for unique jewelry and gift items influenced by nature's design. Visitors with young kids will enjoy Our Backyard, an intimate, discovery-based environment that invites our pre-school visitors to experience natural history first hand!

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Hot day but cool visit.

We spent a few hours in the sun AND shade to enjoy the wonderful flowers and displays. It was a wonderful relaxing experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Coppell, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent a few hours in the sun AND shade to enjoy the wonderful flowers and displays. It was a wonderful relaxing experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent museum in Salt Lake. If you are a paleontology buff, this is your stop. The dinosaur collection is the largest we've seen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic view of the city combined with a walk through path of discovery. Beautifully done and on par with any museum in the world! A treasure!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a fabulous place. The building itself was a great design, and I loved all the artefacts contained therein. The dinosaurs especially were amazing, I just wished I had my son with me as he would have gone nuts. The history of the area was really well represented and incredibly interesting. I will definitely go back there again as there's... More 

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Grand Bay, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had some time to kill while in town for a marathon. We decided, spur of the moment, to head to the Natural History Museum. The museum has done an awesome job of artistically creating a world for both children and adults to enjoy. They have blended larger than life exhibits and minute details to capture your imagination while teaching.... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had previously only been to this museum on field trips with elementary kids. My husband and I decided to go for a date night and I'm so glad we did! Very interesting. Love the native American artifacts. Love the dinosaur bones and the geology room. It was so nice to wander around without chasing children. We stayed four hours!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went as a family group to this wonderful museum. There are hands-on activities which kids really enjoy and excellent displays of birds, fish, dinosaurs, and lots of other creatures. Plants too.The cafe is really good with great food & great views of Salt Lake City. Highly recommend this place!

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are from the Washington, D.C. suburbs and are used to excellent museums including the Museum of Natural History. However, the Natural History Museum of Utah impressed my husband and I as well as our daughter, her husband and their children. Dinosaur skeletons! We were amazed. Vast numbers! Plenty else of interest, but this really amazed us. Beautiful building, smart... More 

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Midvale, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the smaller museums I've been to. It's very modern and looks very new inside. Exhibits were okay. There were hands on areas in most exhibits. I am much more impressed at how the exhibits were displayed, particularly the dinosaur exhibit. You can see the whole exhibit from beginning to end at the end of the exhibit based on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is amazing for kids and adults! Tons of hands on activities, great learning environment, and dinosaurs, dinosaurs, dinosaurs! Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Ate lunch in the café, didn't overcharge like some museums do, and the food was really fresh and tasty. Highly recommended

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